Launched in February, the Bold Solutions Network is a searchable online collection of summaries of highly-rated, rigorously evaluated proposals, or “bold solutions,” that emerge from the competitions Lever for Change manages. The Bold Solutions Network helps donors find and fund highly-rated, vetted proposals on topics they care about.
To facilitate donor support, Lever for Change has created more than a dozen curated lists—compilations of top applicants’ two-page project factsheets, videos, and executive summaries—which offer donors an easy way to discover and compare highly rated proposals in a given issue area. Not only do these curated lists provide donors with an innovative approach to sourcing effective organizations and ideas, they also help Bold Solutions Network member organizations gain visibility to attract funding by featuring them in topic-specific collections.
Over the past few months, our curated lists have been shared directly with institutional donors and individual donors, as well as with intermediaries and financial advisors who, together, reach an extensive network of donors. More recently, we showcased finalists from the Economic Opportunity Challenge in front of a network of ultra-high-net-worth donors at a virtual event and pulled together the Top Racial Equity Proposals in the Bold Solutions Network, offering donors the opportunity to find and fund work that addresses the racial inequities severely exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic down-turn.